Stranger Things Season 2 (2017) – Jigsaw (2017) – Episode 239 – Horror News Radio

The Grue Crew is stuck in the traps of JIGSAW but doesn’t seem to be too bothered since he at least switched Netflix on to stream STRANGER THINGS Season 2. Yes, the show everyone’s talking about and the film series people cringe from vague memories of are here as fodder for the Horror News Radio crew. Joining them is award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, who suffers through the elaborate traps to get the sweet relief of his favorite show still running. But is everyone in agreement? Listen to Horror News Radio to find out! Dave Dreher also slips in some Horror News of the Week, in where we discuss the return of John Carpenter to the director’s chair, ghosts crossing with Helen Mirren in the Winchester trailer and Rob Zombie resurrecting The Firefly Family. Oh, what horrors indeed!

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Episode 239 – Stranger Things Season 2 (2017) – Jigsaw (2017)
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  • Jigsaw (2017)
  • director: The Spierig Brothers
  • cast: Tobin Bell, Mandela Van Peebles, Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Cle Bennett, Laura Vandervoot


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  • Stranger Things Season 2 (2017)
  • creators: The Duffer Brothers
  • cast: Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobbie Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Mazzarotto, David Harbour, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser


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Eps 188 – Doctor Strange (2016)

Horror director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) tackles Marvel’s first supernatural property with Doctor Strange (2016). Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, a successful but arrogant surgeon who suffers crippling injuries in a car accident and turns to the mystic arts to heal. Instead, he finds himself facing demons from the Dark Dimension. Light on the scares, heavy on the sci-fi, superhero thrills, Doctor Strange amazes with its incredible special effects and stunning visuals. Gruesome Magazine contributor Chad Hunt joins the grue-crew to review the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Dave returns to guide the Horror News of the Week with casting news for Stranger Things Season 2 and information about Max Landis directing the remake of An American Werewolf in London. The Black Saint is all set for the upcoming New York City Horror Film Festival extravaganza November 10-13, 2016. And Doc shares his visit to the Sick Chicks Flicks Horror Film Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Cary, North Carolina. What a great fall season for horror flicks!

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 188 – Doctor Strange (2016)
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Feature Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel strikes gold once again with its 14th Marvel Cinematic Universe feature Doctor Strange. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson, owned the box office its opening weekend taking in $85 million. The Marvel super hero formula proves it remains strong and popular. At least this time around, horror fans, the film does deal with supernatural elements of alternate dimensions and otherworldly demons. The film benefits from a great cast, led by Benedict Cumberbatch, and amazing special effects. The grue-crew reveal how much they loved the film – well, all except one.



  • [00:00:39] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:03:40] Announcements
    • [00:03:50] NYC Horror Film Festival
  • [00:07:20] Horror News of the Week
    • [00:07:49] Sean Astin and Paul Reiser join the cast of Stranger Things Season 2
    • [00:11:11] Scream Factory announces two treats: Black Christmas and Dreamscape
    • [00:16:00] Comic conventions hit the high seas with the Fan2Sea Comic Con Cruise
    • [00:18:58] Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, & Rutger Hauer join the Russian film Viy 2
    • [00:23:45] Max Landis is set to direct the remake of An American Werewolf in London
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  • [00:33:11] Horror Pack
  • [00:33:45] Feature Review: Doctor Strange
  • [01:47:19] Film Festival Report: Sick Chick Flicks Horror Film Festival
  • [01:48:28] Stump the Saint


Arrival, Shut In, and the Netflix TV show Black Mirror Season 3




Eps 172 – Ghostbusters (2016)

On this episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue Crew try not to cross the streams as they review Ghostbusters (2016). The latest film from director Paul Feig brings back the beloved property in a reboot fashion with females donning the proton packs and jumpsuits this time. Then, they discuss the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg/John Carpenter/Generally 80s Inspired thrills of Netflix’s new series Stranger Things. Could it be any better?

This week’s Horror News of the Week is present by Dave and discusses new set photos from new Stephen King productions The Dark Tower and It, Ripley finally getting her ending and the scariest cinematic creature known to man… TYLER PERRY’S MADEA! Not only are the Grue-crew going to Dragon*Con this year, Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to GenreBlast Film Festival in Culpepper Virginia this August 19 – 21, 2016.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 172 – Ghostbusters (2016) – Stranger Things (Netflix 2016)
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Feature Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters has had a tough road paved for itself in the last few months. Terrible trailers, internet commenters and the pressure of revisiting a classic have all the benchmarks of something worrisome. But The Grue Crew still rages on as they talk about the comedy, the cast and the spooky effects work on the ghosts? Did “Bustin Make Them Feel Good” or was Ghostbusters “Too Hot To Handle and Too Cold To Hold?” The film, directed by Paul Feig, features Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones in the lead roles.


What Have You Been Watching: Stranger Things (Netflix Season 1)

The latest genre entry from Netflix has become a major hit over its initial weekend of release. Winona Ryder and David Harbor lead a group of child actors through an Amblin inspired 8 episode season, full of government conspiracies, time portals and 80s nostalgia. The Grue Crew is at various stages of watching, but there’s still plenty to dive into as they discuss the characters, the emotions and the thrills of seeing young kids ride their bikes looking for Stranger Things in the neighborhood. The show is created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer.


  • [00:00:36] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:02:42] Gruesome Announcements
    • [00:04:30] Dragon*Con
    • [00:05:55] GenreBlast Film Festival
    • [00:06:22] Wreak Havoc Film Festival
  • [00:07:00] Feature Review: Ghostbusters (2016)
  • [00:57:43] What Have You Been Watching: Stranger Things (Netflix 2016)
  • [01:23:15] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:24:00] Set Photos of Stephen Kings’ The Dark Tower & IT
    • [01:29:30] The Sperig Brothers Directing Saw: Legacy
    • [01:35:04] Sigourney Weaver says Neill Blompkamp’s Potential Alien Sequel Will Give Ripley an Ending
    • [01:42:13] Marcus Dunston’s The Neighbor gets a trailer starring… Bill Engvall
    • [01:44:58] Tyler Perry Fights Ghosts, Zombies and Clowns in Drag for Boo: A Madea Halloween trailer
  • [01:51:48] Stump the Saint
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